Saturday, January 25, 2014

girl from pasadena

I am in Pasadena! Lots of driving and several stops and some minor annoyances, but yay! It's 3am and we are here!

But lets start at the start. Work! I got up early because I wanted to leave work early. I arrived and taped up screens and then weeded vinyl. Then as the vinyl was placed on the truck, I stepped in to catch and box shirts. I broke down the press and I was outta there at 4!

Got home and quickly packed up clothes and snacks and little things. I was running late, but thankfully so were Rich and Ariel! They picked me up at six. Then went to Salinas to visit Ariel's cousin so she could drop off a present for her nephew. We hung out a bit there with them, then off we went! But first: In-N-Out! Where....my card was declined!! But I had cash, so it's all good. Well it's not all good. I need to call Kitsap Credit Union and figure this stuff out! But I had a burger for the time being.

Then we hit the road! Rich and Ariel switched driving for a bit. We alternated listening to Welcome to Night Vale and Cabin Pressure. The drive went pretty quick. We also played car games. The "My name is Anna from Alabama and I come bringing artichoke" one.

It was just a nice easy drive down...probably because I didn't do the driving.

There was this pile of burning stuff by the side of the road on the drive down. These massive piles and they looked like controlled burns. But it was so eerie and creepy, because it was this glow in the distance and then these massive embers right there on the side of I-5. It was a very spooky thing to see.

Friday, January 24, 2014

haven't really packed yet, eek

I christened my Tardis tea infuser with Tardis themed tea. Hahaha. Very good infuser! Hurray!

Work today was a bit of a waiting game. Waiting and tidying. Burned a bunch of screens at the end, weeded vinyl in the middle, and I mixed some ink! Which is something I don't do that often. It's all by weight measurement, which is easy but also much need for precision. I got a bunch of ink over my shoes and the hem of my jeans. I did that by way of having the ink on the ground while I use the mixing attachment on the drill and using my feet to keep the container of ink from spinning around. Didn't lose ink in the process, so that's good. Well... lost a bit of ink, but nothing consequential.

There are so many little things to know in my job. So many specific little tasks.

One of the episodes of the International Waters panel show podcast has JOHN FINNEMORE! AHHH!! I just adore him. So funny. Stoked on that. Cameron Esposito moderated the episode, which was extra neat.

I made a road trip snack run and I picked up more of the Trader Joe's antioxident facial serum stuff. I ran out of it a week ago, and now my skin is being all weird and bad...I think it actually might be doing my skin some good! I've been slipping on my skin care routine. It's been looking good lately so I need to keep at it. Keep it looking good! Keep it moisturized and SPFed! Keep the wrinkles at bay. Not that I mind wrinkles, just that it's good to take care of your skin!

AHhhhh going to LA tomorrow! So exciting!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

twenty SIX

Tuesday (aka MY BIRTHDAY!!):

I was woken up by some rustling outside my door. Upon opening my door, I found a little Mylar balloon! It said "it's your day!" and it was from Tara. How sweet!

I opened my box of prezzies from Ma & Pa. Book! Towel with Don't Panic on it! Tardis bottle and tea infuser! Lovely human rights tee. Sheets and socks too. I always need sheets and socks.

Work ended up being mostly solo, which was nice. Had some vinyl. I cleaned and reclaimed a full racks worth of screens. Counted out shirts (but I ended up goofing on my count, which wasn't good, ah oh well). A nice day indeed. I was wrestling back and forth with going to Discretion and filling the growler up and drinking by myself and being a birthday sad sack, or going down to 99 Bottles and texting people to see if anyone was down to hang and maybe being a lonely sad sack in a public space. I went with the latter, because hey I could just bring my Kindle and drink and read and whatnot. And plus it is raffle night!

But Marina said she could come!! So I only had about ten minutes of being by myself, and then she arrived and she gave me cookies and tea! I ordered some fish & chips. The sponsored beer of the night was Estrella. I tried a pint of their lager. Not my favorite. I also had a pint of Longboard, which was my free-due-to-it-being-my-birthday-and-I-think-the-waiter-liked-me pint, and a pint of Speakeasy Amber something something. Buuuut I finished my drinks long before I drove home! Don't worry, I'm responsible. Anyway, Marina and I had a few solid hours of great conversation and girl talk and awesome stuff. When the Warriors got out, Ryan joined us (he works the Warriors games, for which I print jerseys. Did I mention that? I do that). And that was awesome. We three always sit at the same table in 99 Bottles (this one in the back on the wall). This lady came through the restaurant selling flowers for a dollar and we bought a couple.

It was just really nice to hang with friends, grab some beers, and just chat. All that good stuff. I dropped the two of them off at the Tannery and went home. Got some nice and late and went to bed satisfied.


26 years young. Yay. But now it is just another Wednesday.

Printed shirts and boxed them. Then I tallied the screens and made a note of which screens to have restretched with new silk. 115 screens! That's a good amount. I weeded vinyl. I coated screens. It ended up being a shorter day, though I ain't complaining. Nice to have it a bit easy. Gotta enjoy it while I can.

Watched some telly. Drank some tea. Stayed in. Oh maaan. Tomorrow I'll pack up for the Welcome to Night Vale trip! Wow! It's so close and almost here and YAAAYYY!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

last day of 25

It is officially my birthday in this time zone! Time to sleep. Onwards to age 26 and what it may bring. Who knooows?

Work was pretty nice. I heat pressed the rest of what needed heat pressing. I quadruple checked the placement on the shorts because the spec sheet we are given is a bit backwards. I also burned a screen and taped some screens and helped out a bit. But yeah, generally I was on heat press duty.

It was nice and warm, but not too hot. I dropped a few things, but not in a damaging way. Some days I'm just clumsy, I suppose?

I swung by The Buttery and picked up some cupcakes and a brioche. The cupcakes will be for tomorrow. I supposed I could have bought them tomorrow and they'd be fresher, but day old cupcakes are still plenty fresh for me! I texted back and forth with a few pals. I painted my nails purple in anticipation for Welcome to Night Vale. Drank a brewski. Tomorrow I'll call ma and pa and unwrap my presents and then go to work and I dunno what I'll be doing in the evening, but I'll try and get out of the house and do something.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

black cherry

Guess who slept in? Meee! It was me. And it was nice to do so.

I had my breakfast, then took a bath and read a book. Not my Kindle. Kindles should be used near water. Duh.

I did a little shopping run. Got a new hairbrush. Got some apples. Said hello to Francesca at Trader Joe's.

In the evening, I did my makeup according to several "trends men hate" articles, namely bright/dark lips and lots of eye makeup. Have a hard time caring what random dudes think about what I should do with my appearance, ya know?

The Seahawks are going to the superbowl. I think I heard some cheers from a neighbor, but those cheers died. I'm in 49ers country, methinks.

It was a nice, relaxing day. I turn 26 on Tuesday, so that is exciting. I started this blog when I was 19.

Can't wait to open my prezzies from Ma and Pa!